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Susquehanna, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services Lauren Imgrund, Environmental Group Manager for the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Cleanup Program Bob Lewis, the Susquehanna Depot […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that snack manufacturer Shearer’s Foods has chosen to expand its company in Erie, creating dozens of new jobs, retaining hundreds of existing positions, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. “We in Pennsylvania know that our commonwealth is the best place to live and do […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development Carol Kilko today joined local officials for the ribbon-cutting of State Street Crossing, a new housing development made possible through targeted commonwealth investments. “Projects like the one we are celebrating today open doors for communities—turning unused facilities […]
Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today announced that it will hold its virtual Bringing the World to PA Tour September 13-24. This series of webinars and virtual presentations from around the world will help Pennsylvania companies interested in exporting their products and services learn more about export markets […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced nearly $50,000 in new funding for Zoom Drain to enhance and expand its apprenticeship training opportunities through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “This funding plays a major […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chance Aluminum Corp will open its first Pennsylvania manufacturing operation in Williamsport, Lycoming County, investing nearly $19 million into the project and creating over 100 new, family-sustaining jobs. “I am pleased to welcome Chance Aluminum to Pennsylvania and support the company’s growth as it invests into Lycoming […]
Harrisburg, PA — A recently released report by a team of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University says that Pennsylvania has the potential to create a world-class innovation economy and is primed to be a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. The report on Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy will be aided by a web dashboard wireframe, a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to three businesses, located in Bedford, Bucks, and Westmoreland counties, to help them improve their operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain new jobs. “PIDA funding provides valuable assistance to support growing businesses with […]
First office tower built in Pittsburgh since 2015 to create 160 new, family-sustaining jobs Pittsburgh, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials, project partners, and the Lower Hill District development team today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the FNB Financial Center hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The […]
Lewisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver today joined the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, Lewisburg Neighborhoods, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), Union County Commissioners, Lewisburg Borough officials to tour the Bull Run Greenway restoration project at Hufnagle Park. The project was made possible with assistance from state funding programs. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development Carol Kilko joined Evolve Youth Trades Academy, the Home Builders Association of Metro Harrisburg, and local students to announce new funding for youth pre-apprenticeships in Dauphin County. “Now, more than ever, students must be equipped with […]
McKees Rocks, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today a $2 million investment in Allegheny County to support blight remediation in McKees Rocks. Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Sen. Wayne Fontana, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, McKees Rocks Mayor Jack Muhr, McKees Rocks CDC President Taris Vrcek, and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stir Foods Lancaster, LLC, a custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings, and fresh salsas for retail, industrial, and foodservice customers, will expand its Lancaster manufacturing location, investing more than $4 million into the expansion, retaining 51 jobs and creating 100 new, full-time jobs over the next three […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that $20 million is available to help image and hair care professionals recover from the pandemic. The pandemic relief from American Rescue Plan funding was announced during a press conference in Philadelphia, where Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined House […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Technology and Entrepreneurship of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre today joined Chester County commissioners, Chester County Economic Development Council, and local stakeholders to highlight the funding provided to Chester County restaurants through […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) graduate students and advisors, Representative Mary Jo Daley, local businesses, and stakeholders today to share findings from a report created by a student team at CMU on Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy and announce the creation of a new […]
Aliquippa, PA — Continuing his commitment to creating good jobs and attracting growing industries to Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf visited Aliquippa today. The Beaver County community has received more than $11 million in state funding during the governor’s term to encourage business development that will strengthen the regional economy and benefit working families. “Over the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $1 million in funding for Delaware County Community College through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program to train over 300 individuals for high-demand occupations in welding, shipbuilding, and manufacturing. The college has worked closely with regional employers to identify what training is most in demand to meet the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $200,000 in funding for Pennsylvania State University, on behalf of Penn State New Kensington, through the governor’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to create a hands-on digital technology demonstration and learning lab at the Digital Foundry at New Kensington. “Digital technologies within the manufacturing industry continue to advance […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Old Forge, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Cafe Rinaldi in Old Forge to highlight $2.3 million in state grants awarded to Lackawanna County restaurants adversely affected by the pandemic. The governor secured $145 million for the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leading global manufacturer in design and production of high-quality delivery systems for injectable medicines, will expand and modernize its Williamsport manufacturing plant, investing over $18 million into the expansion. The company is retaining 1,100 jobs statewide and creating over 200 new, family-sustaining, […]
Harrisburg, PA –Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved two low-interest loans to businesses in Northampton and Philadelphia counties, allowing them to expand their operations and create new jobs. “PIDA loans are a critical tool that companies can use when they need help growing and expanding their operations,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, Inc., a trusted destination for pet parents and partners everywhere, is expanding its operations in Pittstown Township, Luzerne County, leasing 155,000 square feet of existing space for a pharmacy fulfillment center creating 550 new, full-time jobs. “Pennsylvania is known across the nation as one of the […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $5 million in Keystone Communities Program grant funding for 41 revitalization projects in 21 Pennsylvania counties.>/p> “The Keystone Communities Program helps Pennsylvania’s towns and cities enhance their quality of life to the benefit of residents, visitors, and businesses alike,” said Gov. Wolf. “The program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of $37,500 in new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the City of Aliquippa for an environmental site assessment in the city’s East End Redevelopment Site in Beaver County. “ISRP funding is critical for ensuring that any potentially harmful chemicals can be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority for environmental remediation at the former Railroad Rail Yard in Carbondale Township, Lackawanna County. “My administration is committed to revitalizing unused spaces and bringing them back to new, productive […]
Additional $30,000 for assessment at former printing business in Wilkes-Barre Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for environmental remediation at the former Ashley Rail Yard in Ashley Borough, Luzerne County and for an assessment at […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and the owners of local restaurant Silantra Asian Street Kitchen to highlight the grant […]
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today unveiled Pennsylvania: Work Smart, Live Happy, to help market the state, attract and retain top talent, and assist with business attraction and development. “DCED is proud to partner with Livability to promote our love for Pennsylvania in the Work Smart, Live Happy magazine,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $14 million in Challenge grant funding has been approved for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “Our longstanding relationship with the “Bens,” as we at DCED call them, has provided for critical […]
Loganville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Wolfgang Confectioners, one of the oldest family-owned chocolate companies in the United States, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations at its state-of-the-art 137,000 sq. ft. Loganville, York County facility, investing more than $3.5 million into the project, retaining 375 jobs and creating 95 new, full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of more than $42,000 for a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create and retain jobs in Crawford County. “The PIPE project approved today will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that nearly $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding is being awarded to assist Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. “All Pennsylvanians need a safe place to live, and this critical funding will continue to help individuals and families […]
Bethlehem, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today visited Factory LLC in Bethlehem to tour the facility and highlight the importance of investing in Pennsylvania’s start-up companies. During the visit, he met with companies affiliated with Factory, including Stuffed Puffs®, which received a $1 million funding proposal from the commonwealth in 2019 to expand its manufacturing […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Bucks County Commissioners, Bristol Borough Mayor Joseph Saxton, local lawmakers, Bucks County Economic Development Corporation, Visit Bucks County, the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority, and the owners of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Trivium Packaging, a metal packaging manufacturer, is expanding its manufacturing operations with upgrades to an existing production line, the installation of an interior sunken dock pit, and a building expansion for receiving steel coil shipments to accommodate new business, investing over $7 million into the upgrades, retaining […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that CertainTeed, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain and a manufacturer of building products including roofing, siding, fencing, and decking, will open a new manufacturing facility in Quakertown, Bucks County, creating 45 new full-time jobs over the next three years, and retaining 533 current positions across the CertainTeed business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bonduelle USA, Inc., a French, family-run company involved in the processing and commercialization of canned and frozen vegetables in the United States, and indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle US Holding Inc., will expand operations at its Lebanon County facility, investing at least $5 million into the expansion […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has awarded a low-interest loan to a Lebanon County business that will support housing development initiatives and create new jobs. “The funding provided to Paulhus & Associates will help advance housing initiatives in the area, supporting the surrounding community, while […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today joined Sen. Judy Schwank, President and CEO of The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Jim Gerlach, Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera, and the owners of Mi Casa Su […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Materion Corporation, a global producer of advanced engineered materials headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, will expand its manufacturing operations to a new facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania, creating at least 65 new, full-time jobs at the site and retaining 132 jobs at another existing Berks County […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that due to an extension granted by the U.S. Department of Treasury, local governments still have time to request their portion of federal Local Fiscal Recovery funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “Municipalities that have not yet […]
Mechanicsburg, PA – Sprinkled across Pennsylvania are 31 creameries that make up Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail. At Urban Churn in Mechanicsburg today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore encouraged Pennsylvanians and tourists to support Pennsylvania’s small businesses and dairy farmers with scoops of happiness […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre joined SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) executive director Kim Wheeler, Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins, and chef and managing team member of ReFarm Café Duke Gastiger today to […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Chief Executive Officer of the Erie County Redevelopment Authority (ECRDA) Tina Mengine, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, and U Pick 6 Public House owner John Melody today […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Lewisburg, PA – The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today joined the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), Union County Commissioners, and restaurant owners to highlight more than $500,000 in funding that will be provided to 19 Union County restaurants […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, First Lady Frances Wolf reiterated the Wolf Administration’s support of small businesses in Pennsylvania while visiting three small businesses in Philadelphia. The first lady stopped by YOWIE, Harriett’s Bookshop, and Triple Bottom Brewing and spoke with the owners about how their businesses pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During the pandemic we […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a leading provider of undersea warfare (USW) solutions for integrated USW systems, sensors, weapons and trainers, including the United States Navy, has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to support its expansion project, expanding operations at its Lemont Furnace engineering and production facility, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today commended the City of Philadelphia and PIDC for their efforts to assist 980 local businesses through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Last year, Governor Tom Wolf secured $145 million in funding to support businesses adversely affected by […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre today joined Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) and Julie Wheeler, York County President Commissioner to announce […]
Road Trip Highlights Pennsylvania’s Award-Winning Gardens, Arboretums and Worthy Detours Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today the launch of its newest trail, “Best Buds: A Garden Trail,” a self-guided road trip highlighting the finest flora at the commonwealth’s gardens and arboretums. The announcement was made during the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show – […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Enterprise Development Fund of Erie County, Inc., (EDF) through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help support local business growth and job creation. The organization encourages industrial development and job […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that counties, metropolitan cities, and local governments are now able to request their portion of federal Local Fiscal Recovery funding provided by the American Rescue Plan. “Today, county and municipal governments are able to request the Local Fiscal Recovery funds that […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf reminded nongovernmental entities to apply for funding for projects that facilitate the deployment of high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the commonwealth through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). “Since taking office, one of my biggest priorities has been to build out the infrastructure […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist with the purchase of manufacturing machinery and processing equipment in Bucks County and the construction of a new medical facility in Northampton County that could create a combined over 130 full-time jobs. “These […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Berks County Industrial Development Authority for environmental remediation to revitalize the site of a former Berks County pistol range in Bern Township, Berks County. “Since taking office, my administration has been committed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced a total of $500,000 in funding for Workforce Solutions for North Central PA and Rhoads Industries, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, for the businesses to develop programs that bring awareness to careers and opportunities within the state’s manufacturing industry and support companies in identifying and training a […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Business Finance of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Carol Kilko joined Vice President of Economic Development at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) Melissa Stone, Dauphin County Commissioner George […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $12 million in funding during today’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) meeting to assist with blight remediation in communities across Pennsylvania. “The Blight Remediation Program was created to help municipalities undergo remediation activities, making our communities safer and more pleasant for both residents and visitors alike,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced dozens of new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) from the Local Share Account (LSA) Monroe and the LSA Northampton and Lehigh programs. The projects will support community development initiatives in Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties. […]
Harrisburg, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Disability Options Network (DON) Enterprise, Inc., has been designated as the latest Keystone Communities Elm Street Program. DON Enterprise, Inc. will be the administering agency responsible for implementing the revitalization effort in the Lower East Side neighborhood in the City […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $3,469,500 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for nine projects in six Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry has a long history of providing critical products to people around […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Truck-Lite, a worldwide leader in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems for commercial vehicles, is relocating its existing headquarters from Falconer, New York, to Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend in Erie County, creating 90 new family-sustaining jobs and retaining 582 positions statewide. The company has three existing […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Altoona, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Stephen McKnight, President and CEO of The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD), Altoona Mayor Matthew Pacifico, Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb, and the owners of Mama […]
Harrisburg, PA – For the third year in a row, Governor Tom Wolf has declared May 23 as 1-4-3 Day in Pennsylvania and is inviting all Pennsylvanians to show more kindness and gratitude to one another for the three-day weekend of May 21–23, 2021. “A little kindness goes a long way—especially this year—so I’m asking […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that longtime Pennsylvania manufacturer MI Windows and Doors, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors, will expand its operation in Dauphin County, creating nearly 100 new jobs and retaining more than 1,500 team members. “Committed to creating jobs and products […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that $5 million is available for projects that expand high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). The application period opens June 1. “Pennsylvania’s broadband internet access limitations create an unfair playing field, leaving too many counties disadvantaged in […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $7 million through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing in Bedford, Butler, Clinton, Columbia, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Tioga counties. “The HOME program supports the state’s ability to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians through new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in funding for Catalyst Connection, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to develop the Essential Skills for Manufacturing (ESM) entry-level training program supporting the expansion and hiring needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania. “My administration is focused on eliminating barriers to good-paying jobs and […]
Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Funding Harrisburg, PA – The $145 million COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) launched by the Wolf administration is successfully providing pandemic financial relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the program early this year after his administration secured a transfer of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardinal Systems, Inc., a family-owned custom fabricator and manufacturer of steel wall panels, thermomoulded and extruded plastic products, and vinyl pool liners, will expand its existing operation and production capacity at its facilities in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, and Manchester Township, York County, investing nearly $9 […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $5.4 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding to help five communities update existing water and/or sewer systems, helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter counties. “The projects approved today will provide a […]
99.9 percent of Pennsylvania households responded to the 2020 Census Harrisburg, PA –  Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced today that initial data indicates that Pennsylvania outperformed many other states in terms of census form completions. Because of the outreach efforts undertaken by DCED, Pennsylvania’s self-response rate was 2.6 percent […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 250 Cross Farm Lane, LLC (CFL), a subsidiary of PSC Biotech Corporation, will open a new contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. CFL will transfer equipment, staff, and customers from its Wisconsin site to CFL in Conewago Township, investing over $22 million and bringing 100 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $11 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help seven companies in five counties create and retain employees, grow their operations, and improve their facilities. “Pennsylvania’s job creators are getting people back to work, creating new opportunities and possibilities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $650,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices with classroom training leading to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “This funding supports programs designed specifically to offer the relevant and […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf congratulated and praised the public service of five Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) employees for the efforts to ensure that individuals and local governments had access to critical funding resources offered through DCED. The employees are among 51 employees from 10 agencies receiving Governor’s Awards for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 33 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with floodplain management, creating comprehensive plans, and incorporating the humanities into community plans in 20 counties. “The Municipal Assistance Program provides communities with the funding they need to accomplish the day-to-day work […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that longtime Pennsylvania-based DelGrosso Foods, the oldest family-owned pasta sauce producer in the United States, will continue to call Pennsylvania home by expanding its manufacturing operations in Blair County. The company will convert a recently acquired 166,000 square-foot vacant facility in Antis Township into an expanded pasta […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre toured Harrisburg-based design company andculture to hear from company representatives about how they endured the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking ahead in recovery. “andculture is the type of company that represents the future of business in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 766 into law, aligning the annual state corporate tax deadline with the federal tax deadline of May 17, 2021, and giving the Pennsylvania departments of Revenue and Community and Economic Development the ability to deal with state taxation while the COVID-19 disaster declaration is in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that up to $5 million has been approved for three venture capital firms to invest in start-up companies in Pennsylvania. “It is critical that we invest in start-up companies now for the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 116 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $48 million in funding. “Investing in these critical improvements now will make the lives of our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 135 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighborhoods across the state, improving recreational […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $2.17 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for six projects in five Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry helps our economy thrive and is an important way of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of nearly $4.5 million for five new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create hundreds of new jobs across the commonwealth. “The PIPE program helps businesses […]
Second Round of Funding Brings Total Assistance to Approximately $32 Million Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $13 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on families and individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. “While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Alpha Recycling—a recycler of catalytic converters and other scrap metals—has selected Pennsylvania as the best site to expand its operations and create a new processing center in Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County. The project will create 30 new, full-time jobs. This project creates a new industrial investment opportunity to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver spoke at the third annual Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo to recognize the program’s student Manufacturing Fellows for their contributions to Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry. Over the last three years, the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program has supported over 300 students […]
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Sharp, a global leader in advanced clinical supply chain services and contract pharmaceutical packaging with a strong presence in Pennsylvania, will expand operations at existing facilities in Allentown and Conshohocken and into a third facility in Macungie Borough, Lehigh County, retaining 1,092 current positions and creating 335 new, full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 43 projects totaling nearly $2 million have been approved for funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program. “Over the past year, communities across the commonwealth have faced devastating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which Pennsylvania’s network of community development organizations […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted the achievements of the Wolf Administration to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic during the opening session of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ (PASBDC) Growth Conference. “Small businesses are a crucial part of our economy. They are our entrepreneurs, our community-focused employers, and our friends […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program for Northampton Community College (NCC) to offer comprehensive training, through partnerships with regional manufacturers, that will provide missing essential technical and employability skills to prepare individuals for immediate, entry-level employment in manufacturing. MTTC helps bring awareness to careers and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $51,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices in four counties with classroom training that will lead to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “As we emerge from the pandemic […]
From Scranton to Philadelphia, Visit 14 Spots with a Connection to America’s First Family Harrisburg, PA – On the heels of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal announcement in Pittsburgh last week, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office is paving the way to highlight the Pennsylvania roots of America’s First Family through the self-guided road trip, Joe & Jill: […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $2.7 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for three projects that will help companies in Bucks, Franklin, and Luzerne counties expand their operations, renovate facilities, and create jobs. “Pennsylvania manufacturers drive our economy, providing critical goods, services, and jobs to consumers […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “After being faced with an unprecedented pandemic that impacted communities across the state, this year’s […]
Telework Order Updated to be Encouraged, but not Mandated HARRISBURG, PA — As Pennsylvania continues to accelerate vaccine eligibility and availability and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Wolf Administration today said that all Pennsylvanians should take continued steps to ensure a safe workspace for employees and customers alike. “We are making tremendous progress vaccinating Pennsylvanians […]
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